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Language Exchange - English & Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese)
Language Exchange - English & Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) (中文介绍可以在这里看的到: https://www.meetup.com/Chinese-Mandarin-Cantonese-English-Language-Exchange/events/) Our goal: To naturally improve verbal communication skills in Mandarin or Cantonese through cooperation in various games and team building exercises. Price: Free (if you bring a board game from home). Otherwise, its £1 (so that we can buy new games for the session) Our motto: We learn by playing. Hi everyone! My name is Jay and I am a British “Grown” Chinese. Therefore English has become my first language whilst Mandarin and Cantonese has sadly become my second. I believe there are lots of you like me who would love to learn, or improve their Chinese because you too believe it would open your world to much more opportunities. As it slowly becomes a consuming economy, China is where the money is. If you happen to be going to China soon, being able to speak the language on a basic level will undoubtedly get you much further, both in terms of experience and money. You might even meet your new best friend here and we all know there is nothing better than having a local show you around their country. What’s better than learning Chinese by speaking it to a native? This is where you will find those who will be happy to speak, as well as teach you their native language, and all they ask for in return is you speaking to them in yours. Everybody wins, it really can’t get easier than that. Here are the questions that I guess are in your mind right now and I will answer them one by one. “Would I end up speaking English all the time and get nothing out of this?” - No, because it is compulsory for everyone to communicate in Chinese for half the session. “I don’t know any Chinese at all, would I end up not speaking for half the session and get nothing out of this in the end?” - No, what is unique about us is that most of each session will be dedicated to playing various games or team building exercises that require only a few key sentences or phrases. We will go through those before we start the games. Since you will be using it immediately and repeatedly, you will being to understand the meaning behind each word that compose the sentence, and you will never forget it again. “I will only be learning a few phrases each session?” - Yes, but only at first. After a few sessions, your repertoire will be much bigger, and you will also begin to learn much faster because you can begin to associate different words together to make your own sentences. To us, quality is more important than quantity, even if you learned every sentence in a book in one session, it is useless if you forget it or don’t know how to use it. It’s always better to understand the words that make up only a few sentences than blindly remembering hundreds of sentences. Lastly, we are a family here, we help each other, have fun and are open to suggestions. We will feel our time is increasingly well spent here, because as we improve individually, so will we as a whole. If it’s your first time here, we will introduce ourselves to you at the door and introduce you to a few people in our group. There is no need to be anxious about not knowing where to sit or having to introduce yourself. And the best part is, because everyone is focused on the game they are playing, you don’t have to worry all eyes being on you the moment you come through the door. The next time you are here, we will introduce you to a few new people, and in no time you will naturally be a part of our family. Come join us and easily take away something amazing. We hope to see you soon. Jay Required of members: Have a sincere attitude to learning, be considerate to others and finally, to have fun.

Pret A Manger

52-54 Cannon St, London EC4N 6LY · London

£1.00

What we're about

Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) & English Language Exchange 中英语交流

(English intro shown further below)

理念:通过各种游戏上的合作和沟通来自然提升英语水平

价钱:免费(如果你可以从家里带一个棋盘类的游戏),如果没有,没问题,也就是 £1(这是让我们可以为大家购买新的游戏)

我们的宗旨:把学习当游戏

大家好!我叫Jay,从小在英国长大的中国人,所以英语说的很好,可中文就差了一点。我想在伦敦也很多人像你我一样,要不就是想把中文练好然后可以前途无量,要不就是海龟刚到英国,希望可以学好英语令父母骄傲,朋友妒忌(说笑的!)。但说到底,我们都是希望可以学好大家的母语。既然是这样,我们有什么理由不互相帮助呢?

特别的是,我们的做法跟其他语言交流不一样,我们会用玩游戏和做活动的方式来自然提升英语水平。

研究指出通过玩游戏上的合作和沟通来学英语会比两个人坐下来闲聊更容易入脑。因为这能让学习更有结构,而且可以立刻学以至用。

所以我们这里学的快,好玩,而且不会有像闲聊的问题,没有结构,或者有冷场。

你可能在想 ”如果我不会任何英文怎么能一起玩?”。我们会在玩每个游戏前会教大家这游戏里必须要用的几句英文。当你立刻和重复用这几句之后你就会明白这几句里面每个字的用意,也代表你不会再忘记了。

或者你会想 ” 那我每次只能学几句英文?”。我们希望要的是质量而不是数量。当你真正会用12句的时候,你就自然有能力把那12句变成24句,48句,因为你明白那12句里面每个字的用意。

玩不一定需要语言,但是语言是一起玩之后必送的附加礼品。起码这是我们的经历。

就算你好像我刚到英国一样连APPLE都不会拼,九个月之后你也会能像我一样跟外国人打成一片(甚至于英文好到连中文都开始忘记了呵呵)。

我们这里是一个大家庭,大家都会有所建议。我们个人进步的同时,这里也会进步。让大家觉得来这里更有价值,更好玩,更开心。

如果你是第一次来,你一到门我们就会跟你自我介绍,把你带进我们的群里。

再不用担心一开始很难入群,会有冷场,又或者一进门就成了全世界的焦点。

无论是害羞或者慢热,你都会毫无压力而自然的加入我们这家庭里。

希望下次能见到你。

Jay

我们对成员的要求:

想学好英文,为其他成员着想,玩的开心

时间和地点:

周六,8月26号,下午3点 - 5点
Pre A Manger,52-54 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6LY, Telephone: 020 7932 5266

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English & Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) Language Exchange

Our goal: To naturally improve verbal communication skills in Mandarin or Cantonese through cooperation in various games and team building exercises.

Price: Free (if you bring a board game from home). Otherwise, its £1 (so that we can buy new games for the session)

Our motto: We learn through play

Hi everyone! My name is Jay and I am a British “Grown” Chinese. Therefore English has become my first language whilst Mandarin and Cantonese has sadly become my second. I believe there are lots of you like me who would love to learn, or improve their Chinese because you too believe it would open your world to much more opportunities. As it slowly becomes a consuming economy, China is where the money is. If you happen to be going to China soon, being able to speak the language on a basic level will undoubtedly get you much further, both in terms of experience and money. You might even meet your new best friend here and we all know there is nothing better than having a local show you around their country.

What’s better than learning Chinese by speaking it to a native? This is where you will find those who will be happy to speak, as well as teach you their native language, and all they ask for in return is you speaking to them in yours. Everybody wins, it really can’t get easier than that.

Here are the questions that I guess are in your mind right now and I will answer them one by one.

“Would I end up speaking English all the time and get nothing out of this?”

- No, because it is compulsory for everyone to communicate in Chinese for half the session.

“I don’t know any Chinese at all, would I end up not speaking for half the session and get nothing out of this in the end?”

- No, what is unique about us is that most of each session will be dedicated to playing various games or team building exercises that require only a few key sentences or phrases. We will go through those before we start the games. Since you will be using it immediately and repeatedly, you will being to understand the meaning behind each word that compose the sentence, and you will never forget it again.

“I will only be learning a few phrases each session?”

- Yes, but only at first. After a few sessions, your repertoire will be much bigger, and you will also begin to learn much faster because you can begin to associate different words together to make your own sentences. To us, quality is more important than quantity, even if you learned every sentence in a book in one session, it is useless if you forget it or don’t know how to use it. It’s always better to understand the words that make up only a few sentences than blindly remembering hundreds of sentences.

Lastly, we are a family here, we help each other, have fun and are open to suggestions. We will feel our time is increasingly well spent here, because as we improve individually, so will we as a whole.

If it’s your first time here, we will introduce ourselves to you at the door and introduce you to a few people in our group. There is no need to be anxious about not knowing where to sit or having to introduce yourself. And the best part is, because everyone is focused on the game they are playing, you don’t have to worry all eyes being on you the moment you come through the door. The next time you are here, we will introduce you to a few new people, and in no time you will naturally be a part of our family.

Come join us and easily take away something amazing. We hope to see you soon.

Jay

Required of members:

Have a sincere attitude to learning, be considerate to others and finally, to have fun.

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